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Tiger Swallowtail nectaring on Purple Sage ( Salvia leucophylla ) Butterflies are among the most attractive visitors to any garden.   ...

Calendar of Activities


Date
Hours
Activity/Event
Notes
Tues.
6/6
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Perfect Pathways: how to design, build and maintain garden pathways
  – Kelley Dawdy M.S. **
 
Lecture is part of ‘Out of the Wilds & Into Your Garden’ series. 
 
Gardena Mayme Dear Library
1731 W. Gardena Blvd.
Wed. 6/7
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Gardens open to visitors
Come spend the late afternoon in our sunny garden.  Watch the birds & butterflies.  Bring a book, your knitting, your camera, etc.
Sat. 6/10
9:00 a.m.-noon
 
 
 
Gardens open to visitors.  Be inspired by our garden pathways. 
We’ll be doing some pruning and tidying – come and give us a break!
Sun. 6/11
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Special Tour: Insects of the Gardena Willows with Emile Fiesler.
 
This walk is a favorite for those of all ages.  You see everything from butterflies to pollinators and true bugs.  Come and be fascinated!
 
The entire Preserve, including the gardens, are open to visitors. 
Sun. 6/18
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Gardens open to visitors.  Come and see how lovely a summer garden can be.  Watch the birds and butterflies.  Sit on our shady porches.
 
Dr. Connie Vadheim will be available to answer your questions.
 
 
Sat. 6/24
1:00-4:00
 
New day & time
 
The entire Preserve is open to visitors.  Bring your binoculars if you want to see our lovely summer birds and butterflies.
 
Wed. 7/5
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Gardens open to visitors
Come spend the late afternoon in our sunny garden.  Watch the birds & butterflies.  Bring a book, your knitting, your camera, etc.
Sat. 7/8
9:00 a.m.-noon
 
 
Gardening for Butterflies and Other Pollinators – informal Q & A  with Connie Vadheim**
Learn about the creative ways you can make your garden more life-friendly – even if you have only a small area.
 
Sun. 7/9
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Butterfly Celebration:
 
·         Butterfly Safari with Tracy Drake – 1:30 p.m.
 
·         Butterfly Gardening – 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. (in garden)**
 
 
 
Garden open to visitors - 1:00-4:00
 
At 2:00 p.m, Tracy Drake (former Manager/Naturalist, Madrona Marsh) will lead an exciting Butterfly Safari for all ages.
Sat. 7/22
1:00-4:00
 
 
The entire Preserve is open to visitors.  Bring your binoculars if you want to see our lovely summer birds and butterflies.
 
 

** See the page on Classes & Workshops for more details 

for other activities at the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve see: http://www.gardenawillows.org/events.htm


 

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